Investigative Fiction

A curated podcast list by
BCBartels
Creation Date July 5th, 2019
Updated Date Updated August 28th, 2019
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Fictional Audio Drama that sounds like an investigation
After listening to a 9-1-1 call from the longest hostage situation in Oregon history, host Gwen Radford finds herself on the trail of America’s most missing person. From CastBox and the comedy producers behind Stop Podcasting Yourself, CBC’s This Is That, and Dexter Guff comes another fictional story so believable it can't be true.
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BCBartels

Very good presentation, acting, story.
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When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.
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BCBartels

***** Very captivating
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An eight-part mystery story. Recordings have surfaced of ten people that are locked into the same space together. We don’t know where they are, or if they'll get out. But the answers must be somewhere on these tapes.
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BCBartels

Good presentation and interesting story telling. Good ending too.
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A present day journalist uncovers the audio tapes of a 1950s private eye who cracked the greatest unsolved murder mystery Hollywood has ever known... and didn’t tell a soul. Starring Joe Manganiello, Alfred Molina, Constance Zimmer, Alan Tudyk, Camilla Luddington, Mike Colter, Misha Collins, Khary Payton, Nolan North, and Oliver Vaquer. "Angel Eyes" performed by Desi Dennis-Dylan. Directed by E. Ryan Martz. Written by Oliver Vaquer. Story by E. Ryan Martz, Jason Zumwalt and Oliver Vaquer. For a full list of Cast and Credits, visit https://angelofvine.com/credits.
Tanis podcast host Nic Silver and regular contributor MK, explore the possible existence of "The Last Movie," an infamous underground feature film, reputed to drive you insane. Legend has it that every screening of this film was surrounded by bloodshed and controversy: one reviewer actually described slipping on blood in the aisle, as he ran through dozens of people trying to tear him apart.

Left on the bottom shelf...

On March 20th, 2014, Ella McCray disappeared. There were six witnesses to her disappearance. Six conflicting accounts of what happened to her. Who is lying? Who is telling the truth? And what really happened to Ella? You can support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/sixdisappearancespod or by subscribing and leaving a review at your favorite podcatcher. Find out more at https://www.sixdisappearancespodcast.com/ This show is written by Jamie Killen. Sound design and original music by Jon Erik DeGuzman and Dog and Pony Studios.
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BCBartels

Good sound, but poor payoff in the end.
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When video collector Mark Cambria watches a mysterious VHS tape, he begins talking in his sleep in a language that doesn't exist. Mark and his girlfriend Tamra set out to investigate the tape's origin and find themselves caught up in a web of conspiracy, occult, and dread surrounding a legendary video store with a sinister purpose beyond imagining. Video Palace was created by Nick Braccia and Mike Monello, directed by Ben Rock, written by Ben Rock & Bob DeRosa and stars Chase Williamson and Devin Sidell. 
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BCBartels

*** It would be a while before I listen again.
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Al: Innovation or Destruction? In this sci-fi podcast based on the groundbreaking interactive series Artificial, our hosts delve into the world of Sophie, an artificial intelligence being on a journey to become human, in attempts to illuminate the dangers and benefits of AI while looking at how to ethically treat and develop our new sentient friends. We invite you to join the conversation and weigh in on the ultimate question: Will Al prove to be good for the world... or will it lead to our annihilation?
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BCBartels

* Lost interest after ep 4. The characters don't sound genuine.
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I haven't listened to these yet...

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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur...
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.
Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor -- and the house next door -- was wrong. From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades. Written and hosted by Joe Nocera, a columnist for Bloomberg , “The Shrink Next Door” premieres on May 21st.
Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel does everything over the top. He loves big cats and has devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But throughout his career, he’s made a lot of enemies. And the biggest of all is the owner of a big cat sanctuary in Florida named Carole Baskin. The feud between Joe and Carole gets messy, vicious, and outrageous -- until both of them are pushed far beyond their limits. The hit series "Over My Dead Body" returns for a mind-bending second season. From Wondery, the network behind “Dirty John” and “Dr. Death," "Joe Exotic" is reported and hosted by Rob Moor. Or listen to "Tally," Season 1 of Over My Dead Body, hosted by Matthew Shaer.
For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.
In Man in the Window, Paige St. John, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter has uncovered never before revealed details about the man who would eventually become one of California's most deadly serial killers. From Wondery and the LA Times comes a new series that traces his path of devastation through his victims' eyes.
In late January of 2014, the Colorado Sheriff’s Department investigated a murder scene at a remote ranch with almost a dozen dead bodies. To their shock, they discovered one woman was still alive. Host Tara Bay investigates the mystery of the woman known as Jane Doe - who she was, how she survived, and how justice is not yet served.
In 2001 two girls, on opposite sides of town, in the dead of night, stopped what they were doing and walked into the Daniel Boone National Forest. Now, a journalist who grew up with the girls is coming home to find out what happened that night in Olive Hill.
On December 25th, 2007, movie star and heiress Julie Capsom crashed her car into a tree in Northern California, walked into a nearby clearing, and vanished, leaving behind a male torso in her trunk. 10 years later, reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley are going to reopen the case. Each has a personal tie to the story. Each thinks they know what happened. And each knows the other is going to screw this whole thing up. Join Bea, Brenda, and the rest of the Good People at Wheyface Radio as they attempt to answer once and for all: what happened to Julie Capsom?
Julie Macklemore was killed in 2013 but her body wasn't found until 2015. The reason was kept secret until now. This is the story of Julie. This is the story of us.
When Angels Visit Armadillo uncovers a mystery shrouded in conspiracy, tucked away behind the moss in the rural town of Armadillo, Florida. Through interview recordings and phone calls, WAVA delves into the story of Magnolia Waters-- an unapologetic southern lesbian woman who witnesses a strange disappearance back in 1988. A Southern mystery with a touch of Sci-Fi, WAVA is a limited-series audio drama brought to life in eight chapters.